Best movie mistakes of 1946

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Other mistake: Clarence tells George that his brother died at the age of 9 because he wasn't there to save him from falling through the ice, but when you see the tomb stone, it shows Harry Bailey was born in 1911 and died in 1919. That would make Harry only 7 or 8 years old.

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Other mistake: Marlowe fires several shots at Art Huck and Lash Canino but if you look at the chamber when he takes the gun out from under the dashboard, there are no bullets in it. (01:41:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the penultimate scene when Susan has just gotten off the train and is running to Ned Trent, you see her fall over flat on her face and then sit up. Cut to the close up where Ned has also fallen over, Susan is flat on her face again. (01:36:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Frank, the DA and the policeman are discussing the accident, the policeman notices the electrocuted cat and it is shown next to the ladder. In the subsequent wide shot the cat is lying between the beams of the ladder. (00:42:50 - 00:43:35)

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Revealing mistake: When Ballin's plane flies and finally crashes, it becomes obvious that the horizon is a still image with the film of the explosion superimposed directly onto it.

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Continuity mistake: Screwy Squirrel puts some glue on the floor and Lenny treads on the glue, ripping off his paws in the process. At this point, you can see Lenny is in bare feet, but when he is walking a few seconds later, his paws are back on his feet again.

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Continuity mistake: When the inebriated cuckoo pops out of the cuckoo clock at the beginning of the short, his feet are yellow, but when we see a close-up of the cuckoo in the next shot, his feet are now orange.

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Continuity mistake: When Butch is chasing Tom, Tom puts a flowerpot on a swing which crashes into Butch and it leaves earth on the floor. But when Butch uses a guitar to spank Tom when he comes down on the swing, the earth has completely disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: During the Benny Goodman "All The Cats Join In" segment, a teenaged girl gets out of the shower and hops into her underpants and skirt. Suddenly her feet are clad in white socks which were not there before.

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Continuity mistake: When Tom picks up a telephone book, you can see he is holding the book with both hands, but when we see a close-up of the "Ajax Mouse Exterminators" in the next shot, his hands are nowhere to be seen.

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Audio problem: When Bugs says "That's the old ginger, boy!" when practising with his baseball bat, his mouth doesn't move.

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Bacall to Arms picture

Factual error: When the camera pans to the theatre right after the opening credits, the sign uses the British spelling of "theatre" instead of the American "theater."

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Dressed to Kill picture

Continuity mistake: The plot is based on obtaining 3 music boxes, identical in appearance each playing a slight variation of the same tune. Throughout the movie the variations are highlighted as a message is revealed by listening to all 3 variations. Yet at the beginning of the movie when the boxes are all sold at the same auction, when each box is presented, the tune had no variations.

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Continuity mistake: The postman hangs his bag to the hook on the wall. By the noise, he knows a split-second in advance that an explosion is about to happen, and ducks. The actor ducks out of view; we are not supposed to notice that once he disappears, film editing inserts the part when the background partially detonates. We however do, because the bag in the foreground changes position in the space of a single frame. (00:05:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Bugs kisses the mechanical rabbit, the rabbit short-circuits and breaks into pieces onto the floor. Bugs then starts to leave, but when the scientist pushes Bugs back to meet the monster, the pieces have disappeared.

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